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  • Fitness trackers in the lead as wearable market grows 3.1% in 3Q16, says IDC

    IT + CE | 2h 42min ago

  • Camera module maker Newmax reports increased sales for November

    Mobile + telecom - Newswatch | 2h 47min ago

  • Chip demand for iPads slows

    Bits + chips | 2h 50min ago

  • Global October chip sales increase, says SIA

    Bits + chips | 2h 53min ago

  • Rugged computer device maker Getac reports strong sales for November

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 2h 56min ago

  • Nanya posts revenue growth in November

    Bits + chips | 2h 58min ago

  • HTC sees revenues continue to drop in November

    Mobile + telecom | 3h 1min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q16 to reach 51.29 million

    IT + CE | 3h 4min ago

  • Sinbon Electronics November revenues roughly flat on month

    IT + CE | 3h 10min ago

  • Lite-On Technology sees November revenues increase

    IT + CE | 3h 12min ago

  • General Interface Solution sees decreased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 2h 44min ago

  • Vietnam aims at 7.0%, 10.7% of total power generation for renewable energy in 2020, 2030

    Before Going to Press | 3h 27min ago

  • Local governments in China temporarily suspend PV installation applications

    Before Going to Press | 3h 28min ago

  • Darfon Electronics sees decreased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 3h 30min ago

  • Diode maker Eris November revenues rise

    Before Going to Press | 3h 31min ago

  • China LED material, chip makers hike prices

    Before Going to Press | 3h 31min ago

  • Synnex Technology November revenues up on month, down on year

    Before Going to Press | 3h 32min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global digital gaming market to reach US$99.6 billion in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 3h 34min ago

  • TSMC to build new plant for 5nm and newer processes

    Before Going to Press | 3h 36min ago

  • TSMC orders equipment for NT$13.5 billion

    Before Going to Press | 3h 37min ago

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Gaming monitor competition to heat up in 2017

Dec 6, 11:26

Despite many research firms' pessimistic forecast on consumer LCD monitor shipments, overall LCD monitor shipments are expected to stay flat from a year ago in 2016 thanks to rising demand for enterprise and gaming monitors. Since gaming LCD monitor shipments are enjoying growth, and their ASP and...

gaming

Raspberry Pi production extends to Japan

Dec 5, 16:33

Distributor RS Components (RS) announced late last week that the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement. This increase in global production of Raspberry Pi is to serve large and increasing...

VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017

Dec 5, 16:00

The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply chain has already invested heavily into related developments, while vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer have...

Taiwan market: Mitac launches smart wrist band

Dec 2, 16:13

GPS navigation device vendor Mitac International has launched MiVia Essential 350, a smart wrist band, in the Taiwan market for sale at NT$3,990 (US$125).

PC market outlook improves mildly with faster shift to slim and convertible models, says IDC

Dec 2, 16:06

Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4% on year in 2016, according to an updated forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. This is an improvement over August's projection for a decline of 7.2% in 2016. While IDC's outlook for 2017 remains at negative 2.1% on-year growth,...

Taiwan market: Huawei to launch MateBook in 2017

Dec 1, 11:53

Huawei Technologies will launch MateBook, a 2-in-1 notebook/tablet hybrid model, in the Taiwan market in 2017, according to the company's Taiwan sales agent XunWei Tech.

Apple reportedly begins to reduce orders for iPhone 7, say sources

Dec 1, 11:37

Apple reportedly has begun to reduce orders for iPhone 7s as initial sales momentum has started fading, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Intel, Nvidia ready to unveil new platforms for CES 2017

Nov 30, 16:10

Following the launches of its Y and U series 14nm Kaby Lake processors at the end of August, targeting ultra-thin notebooks and 2-in-1 devices, Intel is ready to unveil its H series Kaby Lake CPUs for high-performance and gaming notebooks as well as several desktop processors and 200 series chipsets...

Taiwan ShouDe International unveils toddler-care robot

Nov 30, 14:21

Digital intelligent security system provider Taiwan ShouDe International Electronics has unveiled ibotn, a toddler-care mini robot, for launch in the Taiwan and China markets by the end of 2016, according to the company.

Toddler-care robot ibotn

Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2016, says MOEA

Nov 29, 18:54

Asustek Computer has, for the fourth consecutive year, been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2016 with brand market value of US$1.748 billion, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Taiwan market: Seiko Epson launches Epson Pulsense PS-100

Nov 29, 11:09

Seiko Epson has launched Epson Pulsense PS-100, a wrist band for 24-hour monitoring of heart rates and activities, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$125), according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.

Taiwan market: Acer sees desktop shipment growth in 2016

Nov 28, 22:29

Despite Taiwan's weakening PC sales, Acer Taiwan still managed to achieve increased desktop sales in the country, boosting its share of the Taiwan desktop market from 25% previously to 30% currently and the percentage is expected to rise further to 35% in 2017. The growth in 2016 will partly be benefited...

India tablet shipments to grow 7.8% sequentially in 3Q16, says IDC

Nov 25, 15:40

According to IDC, tablet shipments in India inclusive of slate and detachables clocked 1.06 million in the third quarter of 2016, remaining stagnant over the same period last year. However, total tablet shipments grew 7.8% in the third quarter of 2016 over the second quarter of 2016 as vendors prepared...

Apple to add 10.5-inch models to iPad series in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Nov 24, 10:51

Apple, in addition to existing 7.9-inch iPad mini, 9.7-inch iPad and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, will launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017, with production to begin in December, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

ITRI unveils smart sensing solutions for use in daily life

Nov 23, 15:17

Smart Microsystem Technology Center under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled two smart sensing solutions for use in daily life: one for detecting residual pesticides staying in vegetable/fruit and the other for measuring pulse and blood oxygen saturation,...

A smart wearable device equipped with a continuous pulse
oximetric module

Taiwan market: Canon unveils EOS M5

Nov 23, 14:57

Canon has unveiled EOS M5, a digital mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC), for launch in the Taiwan market, according to Canon Marketing (Taiwan).

Canon EOS M5

Gigabyte partners with Blizzard to launch customizable PCs in South Korea

Nov 21, 22:53

Gigabyte Technology is cooperating with game developer Blizzard Entertainment to release customizable gaming PCs under both Blizzard's Overwatch and Gigabyte's Aorus dual-brands and the company is also looking to secure its leadership in South Korea's motherboard and graphics card market with the PC...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments up on year after two years of decline

Nov 21, 22:50

Worldwide notebook shipments are estimated to reach 41.65 million units in the fourth quarter, up 6.4% sequentially as demand from the year-end holidays is expected to pick up strongly, while Apple's fourth-generation MacBook Pro products have entered mass production, helping related upstream supply...

HTC Vive shipments to lag behind Sony PSVR, Oculus Rift in 2016-2017

Nov 21, 12:39

Shipments of the HTC Vive VR devices will lag behind those of Sony's PSVR and the Oculus Rift in 2016 and 2017 due to its disadvantage in pricing, according to an estimate of industry sources.

Inventec expects 2017 revenues to grow 10-15%

Nov 21, 12:14

ODM Inventec expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase 10-15% on year, with growth mostly coming from servers and hand-held devices, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Booming notebook orders to last until 1Q17, say Taiwan makers

Nov 21, 11:09

Shipments of notebooks from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017 as some brand vendors have been pulling in more orders on short supply of some key components, including display panels, memory products and graphics cards, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Huawei to ramp up its share in global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets in 2017

Nov 21, 11:06

China-based Huawei Technologies is expected to step up its cooperation with Taiwan-based ODMs to ramp up its share in the global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets, according to sources from Taiwan's IT products supply chain.

Senao revenues stay flat in October

Newswatch - Nov 17, 10:54

Smartphone and consumer electronics products distributor Senao International has reported revenues of NT$2.917 billion (US$91.62 million) for October, increasing 0.92% from a year earlier. Accumulated 2016 revenues through October totaled NT$28.37 billion, down 2.74% on year.

Intel announces US$250 million investment for autonomous driving

Nov 17, 10:10

Delivering his keynote address at the LA Auto Show's AutoMobility conference, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that Intel Capital is targeting more than US$250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality.

Proportion of notebooks for single-spindle models to rise significantly in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Nov 16, 11:16

Based on notebook vendors' RFQ (request for quotation) for models to be launched in 2017, the proportion of 15-inch and above notebooks for single-spindle models without built-in optical disc drives (ODDs) will significantly increase on year, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.

Clevo ships nearly 160,000 notebooks in October

Nov 15, 21:34

Clevo shipped nearly 160,000 notebooks in October, the highest monthly level so far in 2016, with a large portion being gaming models shipped in the China market, according to the company.

Inventec expects 2017 hand-held device shipments to grow 17.2-20.7%

Nov 15, 15:44

Invenetec expects its subsidiary Invenetc Appliances to ship 68-70 million hand-held mobile devices in 2017, growing 17.2-20.7% on year, the parent company said at a November 14 investors conference.

MSI reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 14, 15:33

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported net profits of NT$1.615 billion (US$50.538 million) for the third quarter of 2016, increasing 74% on quarter and 41% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.91, compared to NT$1.10 a quarter earlier and NT$1.35 a year earlier.

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

Wistron reports decreased earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 10:04

Wistron has reported net profits of NT$512 million (US$16.08 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 16.97% on quarter and 22% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.21.

Asustek reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 09:55

Asustek Computer has reported net profits of NT$5.979 billion (US$187.75 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 45% on quarter and 42% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$8 for the quarter, compared to NT$5.6 a quarter earlier and NT$5.7 a year earlier.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen

Asustek to unveil Google Tango-enabled smartphone at CES 2017

Nov 14, 09:48

Asustek Computer will unveil its first AR-enabled smartphone, the ZenFone AR, during the forthcoming CES 2017. The smartphone will support Google Tango, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Pegatron expects 4Q16 notebook shipments to grow

Nov 11, 14:50

Pegatron expects fourth-quarter 2016 notebook shipments to increase 25-30% on quarter and those for motherboards and desktops to decrease 15-20%, according to the company.

Quanta expects 4Q16 notebook shipments to drop 2-3%

Nov 11, 13:59

Quanta Computer shipped 10.9 million notebooks in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 2.83% on quarter, and expects shipments to decrease 2-3% in the fourth quarter sequentially and slip 0-5% on year in 2017, company vice chairman CC Leung said at a November 10 investors conference.

Quanta vice chairman CC Leung

Acer nets NT$0.28 per share for January-September

Nov 11, 11:34

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$58.593 billion (US$1.86 billion), gross margin 9.52%, net operating profit NT$471 million, net profit NT$249 million and net EPS NT$0.08 for the third quarter, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$171.070 billion, gross margin 10.32%, net operating profit...

ECS sees profits in 3Q16

Nov 10, 14:51

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced its third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$8.27 billion (US$262.82 million), up 22.36% on quarter, but down 39.42% on year with net profits reaching NT$443 million, down 5.94%. EPS reached NT$0.80.

Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president

Nov 10, 14:47

LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...

Coretronic shipments shrink in October

Nov 10, 11:14

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 4.88 million energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 108,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in October, respectively shrinking 25% and 4% sequentially.

Asustek October revenues decline

Nov 10, 10:46

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$38.3 billion (US$1.22 billion) for October, down 14.2% on month and 7.5% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first 10 months in 2016 were down 0.6% on year to reach NT$378.71 billion.

Gigabyte sees revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:42

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.05 billion (US$128.15 million) for October 2016, representing a 22.85% drop on month and 3.54% drop on year.

ECS sees falling October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 21:29

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.18 billion (US$69.25 million) for October 2016, representing a 26.49% drop on month and 43.26% drop on year.

Apple placing aggressive orders with suppliers for new MacBook Pros for 4Q16

Nov 7, 20:50

Apple has been placing orders for new MacBook Pros recently and the strong shipments are expected to last until the end of 2016, since Apple is optimistic about the sales in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that MacBook shipments in 2017 are also expected...

Asustek Computer sponsors e-sports in UCI

Nov 7, 11:22

Asustek Computer has sponsored eSport Arena established in September 2016 at University of California, Irvine (UCI) by providing high-end motherboards, graphics cards and LCD monitors to system integrator iBuypower for gaming desktops, according to Asustek.

Papago enters into service robot market

Nov 4, 16:26

Taiwan-based PND platform developer Papago has entered into the robot industry, as it sees the PND market has limited space for further development.

Papago service robot

Lenovo nets US$157 million in 3Q16

Nov 4, 11:54

Lenovo has reported third-quarter 2016 (its fiscal second-quarter 2016) consolidated revenues of US$11.231 billion, gross margin 14.31%, net operating profit US$215 million and net profit US$157 million.

Taiwan market: Acer unveils Swift-series ultra-thin notebooks

Nov 2, 14:45

Acer on November 1 unveiled four Swift-series ultra-thin notebooks for launch in the Taiwan market, with the 14-inch Swift 1 for sale at a recommended retail price of NT$18,900 (US$598), 14-inch Swift 3 at NT$31,900, 14-inch Swift 5 at NT$38,900 for Core i5 edition and NT$42,900 for Core i7 edition,...

Acer eyes China education market with BYOC applications; and tablets for seniors

Nov 2, 11:59

Commenting on Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, the business's general manager Maverick Shih pointed out that its CloudProfessor will be expanded to education units in Shanghai, Wuhan and Beijing, China via its subsidiary in Chongqing, China, while its GrandPad tablet device, which is designed...

Acer, Asustek adjusting notebook strategies for 2017

Oct 28, 11:15

Acer and Asustek Computer will adjust their strategies for marketing notebooks in 2017, with Acer to decrease shipments of entry-level models and focus on gaming, 2-in-1 and slim models, while Asustek plans to reduce its number of OEM suppliers, according to supply chain makers

Decreasing sales of iPhone, iPad, iMac products cause to first annual decline for Apple

Oct 27, 15:07

A decline in sales of iPhone, iPad and iMac products has resulted in the first decline in annual revenues for Apple in 16 years in fiscal 2016. Apple saw its revenues drop to US$217 billion from US$233.7 billion a year earlier.

Acer pushing new projects, says CEO

Oct 27, 12:00

Acer has started several new initiatives and will make announcements about these projects in the next couple of weeks, company CEO Jason Chen revealed at a recent press event.

Acer CEO Jason Chen
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